Kirshenbaum, Sheril and Feindel, Scott and Chen, Yong (2006) A study of tagging methods for the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa in the waters off Maine. Fishery Bulletin, 104(2), pp. 299-302.
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The sea cucumber fishery in waters off Maine is developing and has recently experienced great increases in landings, corresponding to expanding export markets. Between 1994 and 1996, reported landings ranged from one to three million pounds (Fig. 1). In 1999, reported landings were over eight million pounds and rose to over nine million in 2000 (Feindel1). Like other developing fisheries, we have little information about the biology and ecology of the sea cucumber off Maine, limited data on the fishery, and little knowledge about the key life history processes that characterize its population dynamics. Therefore, we have a limited understanding of the current status of the resource and the impacts the fishery may have on the stock.
|Title:||A study of tagging methods for the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa in the waters off Maine|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Fishery Bulletin|
|Page Range:||pp. 299-302|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||03 Aug 2012 18:17|
|Last Modified:||03 Aug 2012 18:17|
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